Zebrafish cDNA Encoding Multifunctional Fatty Acid Elongase Involved in Production of Eicosapentaenoic (20:5n-3) and Docosahexaenoic (22:6n-3) Acids

Enzymes that increase the chain length of fatty acids are essential for biosynthesis of highly unsaturated fatty acids. The gLELO gene encodes a protein involved in the elongation of polyunsaturated fatty acids in the fungus Mortierella alpina. A search of the GenBank database identified several expressed sequence tag sequences, including one obtained from… CONTINUE READING